Have a look at this stunning gesture based interface with character Milo. First of all, it is more than gesture based. Milo also reacts to voice intonation, movements, etc
It is difficult to assess how much of this is a word-by-word script, or how much real interaction is going on here.
The most stunning effects are:
- The women trying to capture goggles that thrown by Milo
- The women moving the water with her hands
- The women handing over a piece of paper, that gets scanned and taken over by Milo
It gives a sense where we are heading. Imagine this on your iPAD. My conservative guess is this will be real within the next 5 years.
This is very similar to what Oblong is doing with gesture based interfaces. See my previous blog on Oblong here. John Underkoffler indeed also said 5 years before this hits any PC.
Oh yes, in case I forget, Oblong will be at Innotribe at Sibos 2010 in the Smart Data track.